The Scottish practice of Reiach and Hall and Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture, chose Vande Moortel's clay pavers
Vande Moortel are extremely pleased to be associated with Reiach and Hall Architects having supplied Septima Noblesse
clay pavers to the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre, Lanarkshire which is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 and ranked in the top five most inspiring buildings for 2014.
The Scottish practice of Reiach and Hall, together with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture, chose Vande Moortel's Septima Noblesse clay pavers giving a natural warmth to the hard landscaping within the gardens.
The Septima Noblesse consists of a blend of unsanded, tumbled dark brown and black clay pavers exhibiting Vande Moortel's unique low water absorption offering total durability and performance.
Vande Moortel is also pleased to announce their association with the joint architectural team of Reiach and Hall and MLA, together with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture, on the new City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus, the first phase having recently been completed.
Reiach and Hall said:
“We are absolutely delighted, if a bit shocked, to find ourselves on the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 shortlist.
It was not our intention to attract attention. Indeed from the outset we have attempted to make a quiet, still place that supported the wonderful work that Maggie’s carries out every day in aiding cancer sufferers and their families. Our design approach was simply based on the idea of walled gardens, beautiful handmade brick walls that screen a low, finely scaled building and sequence of gardens and courts.
The design and construction of this modest building has been the result of a very close relationship with our client, the design team and an extremely skilful and patient contractor in John Dennis Ltd.”
Laura Lee, Maggie’s Chief Executive, said:
“I’m delighted that Maggie’s Lanarkshire at the Elizabeth Montgomerie Building has been shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Stirling prize especially as great design and architecture is so vital to the care and support we offer. The Centre has been designed to create a calm and uplifting environment where we provide a much needed programme of support to strengthen the physical and emotional wellbeing of people with cancer and their family and friends.
“The Centre has been open for almost a year now and each day we see the benefits that design and architecture can have on health and wellbeing as well as the positive impact it has on those who visit the Centre.”
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